Monday, September 22, 2008
A middle-aged man wearing a yarmulke and several pro-Israel pins approaches me:
Man: Young man, young man! You know what Tzedaka is?
Me: What tipped you off?
Man: Ah, we just know our people!
Me: (dropping a few coins into his Temple Bnai Pantry for the Needy bucket and taking notice of his pins and Pro-Israel paraphernalia.) So, you Obama or McCain?
Man: (leaning in) Neither of them is good! Nobody is good anymore! McCain.
Me: I'm so tired of hearing that "nobody is good anymore!" You tell me what's good. You really think that 72 year old wind-bag and that fundamentalist woman of his can run this nation opposed to somebody who is younger and brings new and fresh ideas to the table?
Man: No. But neither is good! (leaning in as if telling me a secret) Well, you know- never trust a Schvartze.
Me: (Shaking my head) And there you are - asking for charity... Sir, you should be ashamed of yourself.
(Walk off- shaking my head.)